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SeanS Feb 15, 2002 12:26 PM

My girlfriend has ordered Pad Thai (actually, Pad Thai Pak) at numerous area Thai restaurants, yet can't make a decision on which one(s) have the best Pad Thai. I figured if she can't make the call, other Chow Hounds could. Any recommendations/declarations of the best Pad Thai in the DC Metro area?

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    jillm RE: SeanS Feb 15, 2002 01:54 PM

    Crystal Thai on Rt. 50 in Arlington (between Ballson and Seven Corners)-- very pleasant restaurant and excellent pad thai. Far better than versions I've had at Sala Thai, Cafe Asia or Tara Thai, although all those restaurants have their strengths.

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      coastcat RE: SeanS Feb 24, 2002 10:36 PM

      My husband, the unadventurous eater, loves pad thai. We've tried Tara Thai (Vienna original), Neisha Thai (Tysons branch), Bangkok Garden (Bethesda), and Benjarong (Rockville).

      His favorite is Benjarong by a wide margin. However, that may be in part because he doesn't like the shrimp component of pad thai, and Benjarong offers a pork variation.

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        Lori D RE: coastcat Feb 26, 2002 09:59 AM

        I had great pad thai at Thai Pilin (a small restaurant on route 7 in Tyson's Corner, in the strip mall with Kinko's and Tower Records) a couple of years ago.

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